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Five For Friday is back again with 5 releases from the past week you should pay attention to.

Five For Friday is back again giving you 5 great tracks/projects for your Friday. Friday is essentially the most important day of the week musically, and typically a lot of music drops on Friday’s. With it being another very busy week of great music to make life a little easier this Friday we are giving you 5 of our top picks that have recently dropped to start off your weekend listening. 

Lava La Rue – Vest & Boxers

West London’s Lava La Rue has kicked off their 2022 in strong fashion with the release of their track “Vest & Boxers”. The track’s name derives from Lava‘s experiences dating as a young teen, “Vest & Boxers is what we would refer to as our ‘dyke uniform’ – we’d wear it under our baggy denim/oversized suits with the waist band showing as a little signal to all the other gays in the room.” It is a follow on from their Butter-Fly EP which was recieved well as a queer centric project and Lava wanted to redfinie what a making a queer anthem looked like. In the club space queer anthems are often records by straight artists that are re-appropriated by the LGBTQIA+, Lava wanted to come at it from an angle of creating a queer record from the inside with a specific feeling and dialect that those within the community would particularly relate to. It is a bouncy and fun record that has light Punk elements to it and definitely a track that deserves an abundance of attention.

p-rallel ft. Kasien – Get Down

Another appearance from West London’s Elevation/Meditation collective this time with 21 year old p-rallel‘s “Get Down”. This one is a supreme vibe it blends elements of House (Amapiano in particular) and Jazz on the production with a unique but strong vocal performance from Kasien that perfectly compliments the vibe of the production. What really tips this release however is the visual which channels Fast & Furious vibes before coming into a dance battle with the two collective crews spearheaded by p-rallel and Kasien respectively which felt like a nod to cult classic film You Got Served. “Get Down” is an extemely well packaged release and definitely one for the weekend.

Amaria BB – Cheaters

Today Amaria BB has dropped the visuals to go alongside her latest track “Cheaters” which dropped on streaming platforms last week. The visuals mimic the songs narrative about a toxic relationship of a couple that cheats on each other in a tit for tat manner rather than just ending the relationship. It’s a topic that will definitely get people talking and Amaria does a great job of handling it in a way that could easily have people miss the songs message because of how playful it sounds. As with everything Amaria has released to date “Cheaters” is a vibe and will have you bopping your head, singing along and wanting to get up and dance. The video also stars upcoming rapper 5yffe as the male lead which is a nice touch to see artists collaborating in ways we might not have expected.

wewantwraiths – Dior

wewantwraiths seems to be unable to miss whether on solo releases or feature performances and “Dior” is no exception to this. I don’t know what it is but for some reason it feels like despite his continued growth and consistent numbers people aren’t really speaking about wewantwraiths. He’s had a shout out from Central Cee on “The Great Escape” but beyond that it feels like people aren’t really putting the respect deserved on his name. Firstly he’s cut through with that Wave sound amidst Drill being the most dominant sound coming out of the UK at the moment and he’s done so with some of the cleanest visuals out and a consistent output of solid records. I hope to see wewantwraiths go on to even greater heights this year and see him championed alongside the likes of M Huncho, D-Block Europe and Nafe Smallz in that Wave sound space.

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Miraa May ft. Stefflon Don – Big Woman

Miraa May is back with another one and enlists Stefflon Don for “Big Woman” for a female boss anthem. Listening to the record you can feel the inspiration and the intent of the record but just in case it wasn’t clear speaking on the record Miraa had the following to say, “Big bad and brave can’t tell me nothing to be honest I’m a big woman xoxo”. Miraa has a serious pen and when not releasing her own bangers has been responsible for penning tracks for the likes of Jorja Smith, Burna Boy, Mahalia and more. “Big Woman” is a reminder that Miraa is a force and her back to back with Stefflon Don on this track is a real highlight of this powerful women’s anthem.

You can check out the previous Five For Friday here.

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